After the ward wise vaccination drive in Silchar, the Cachar Administration initiated a GP wise vaccination drive in the district on Friday. The first phase of the GP wise vaccination drive in Cachar targeted a total of 29 GPs under 8 Block PHCs, namely Bikrampur, Udharbond, Lakhipur, Sonai, Dholai, Jalalpur, Borkhola and Harinagar.
The team of the District Administration of Cachar, along with the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar, Keerthi Jalli, IAS, formally inaugurated the GP wise vaccination drive at 649 No. Madripar LP school, which was a vaccination centre in Badri-Chandrapur GP under the Harinagar Block PHC.
The official facebook page of the District Administration of Cachar announced on Friday night, after the completion of the Day 1 of GP wise vaccination drive, that the total number of beneficiaries, administered with the 1st dose of Covishield, across 29 GPs under 8 Block PHCs on Friday is 8,784. The District Administration expressed its gratitude towards all the foot workers, health team, COs, GP Presidents, GP Secretaries, Jeevika Sakhis and AWW, who helped in mobilizing a large number of people. Cachar Administration ensured similar momentum in the upcoming phases of the vaccination drive, subjected to the availability of the vaccines.
Earlier on the day, the Member of Legislative Assembly from Silchar Constituency, Dipayan Chakraborty took to his facebook handle, to announce that he is grateful towards the Chief Minister of Assam, Dr. Himanta Biswa Sarma, for initiating the activity (GP wise Vaccination Drive) and keeping the rural people close to his heart.
It should be mentioned here that the Cachar Administration had earlier initiated a ward wise vaccination drive across 28 wards in Silchar, on completion of which, the Deputy Commissioner of Cachar declared successful inoculation of 84-85% of the total population of Silchar, with atleast the first dose of COVID vaccine. She proudly said, "The target, during the ward wise vaccination drive in Silchar, was to administer 49,000 beneficiaries with the Covishield vaccine; however, the district health officials crossed the mark of 50,000."